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Erik Morales Could Have Maidana, Soto-Matthysse, More

By Rick Reeno

In the span of a few days, former four division world champion Erik Morales (52-8, 36KOs) has witnessed three possible opportunities fall through. Morales was hoping to face countryman Juan Manuel Marquez, British star Amir Khan, or lure WBC 140-pound champion Danny Garcia into a rematch.

Marquez is not interested in facing Morales, while Khan and Garcia finalized a deal on Tuesday to face each other on July 14th.

However, Morales has not been left out in the cold, says Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

There are several possible avenues - if Morales elects to explore them. Two possibilities, says Schaefer, is a rematch with Marcos Maidana (31-3, 28KOs) or the winner of the upcoming fight between Humberto Soto (58-7, 34KOs) and Lucas Matthysse (30-2, 28KOs), which takes place on June 23rd as the co-feature to Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

In April of 2011, Morales lost a very exciting twelve round majority decision to Maidana. Morales was actually scheduled to face Matthysse on the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz undercard last September, but the Argentine boxer withdrew with an illness and was later replaced by Pablo Cesar Cano. On the other hand, Soto has been chasing a fight with Morales for some time.

"He has two fights left with us, two fights here in the United States. He can do fights in Mexico as well. He may do a fight in Mexico. We have other opportunities. If he wants to do a rematch with Marcos Maidana, that's a possibility. Fighting the winner of Soto-Matthysee is another opportunity. There are a lot of different opportunities," Schaefer told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tlarry on 05-24-2012

Although Maidana would be a brawl, but a fight that neither fighter needs now. Maidana on the heels to his loss to Alexander, does not need this fight, as he's already beaten Morales. A loss to Morales (which wouldn't happen),…

Comment by ironmike2012 on 05-23-2012

Morales vs Maidana would be a good fight, they both are coming off losses and could use the win bad.

Comment by onechance87 on 05-23-2012

Would be intersted in a soto-morales fight.

Comment by BoxerDood on 05-23-2012

Prediction: Khan beats Garcia then vacates. Ajose gets f*cked over for the trillionth time and Soto fights Morales for a 4th title if he beats Matthysse. Soto has more left in the tank than Morales, so he'll become the second…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 05-23-2012

[QUOTE=SaintDJT;12161337]Those are some pretty [B]s[/B]hitty options. Morales already beat Maidana, and he doesn't need another hard puncher like Matthysee at this point in his career. If Marquez is not man enough to face Morales, maybe it's time to look at…

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